Road Photos & Information: Queensland
Southern Cross Way

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General Information:

Southern Cross Way started life in the 1980s as part of the Gateway Arterial Road (SR20). as the road was developed, the SR20 route number was replaced with NR1, then Metroad 1 and then M1 with the introduction of alphanumeric route numbering.

Originally a number of locations where the route crossed other roads, the junction were controlled by roundabouts before eventually being replaced by grade-separated interchanges and the route slowly being transformed from Super-2 undivided arterial road to motorway standard.

The route passes by commercial, residential and industrial areas and still serves as an important road in the Brisbane road network. Before being named Southern Cross Way, the route was named Old Gateway Mwy.

History:

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Eagle Farm approaching Kingsford Smith Dr (SR25), July 2011.

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Kingsford Smith Drive:
Southern Cross Way at the Kingsford Smith Dr (SR25) interchange at Eagle Farm, July 2011.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Eagle Farm, July 2011.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Hendra approaching East-West Arterial Rd (SR20), July 2011.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Hendra approaching East-West Arterial Rd (SR20), July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

East-West Arterial Road:
Southern Cross Way at the East-West Arterial Rd (SR20) interchange at Hendra, July 2011.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to East-West Arterial Rd at Hendra, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nundah approaching Toombul Rd, July 2011.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Northgate, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Ramp Metering Signals:
Ramp metering signals where Southern Cross Way meets Gateway Mwy (M1) at Banyo, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

1 Department of Transport and Main Roads, The State Road Network of Queensland, August 2016
2 Queensland Roads Edition No 1 March 2006
3 Queensland Roads, Edition No 8, March 2010
4 Queensland Roads, Edition No 4, September 2007
5 Queensland Motorways Annual Report 1996-1997
6 Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Gateway Upgrade Project well underway, 26 September 2007
7 Queensland Cabinent and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Extra Gateway Motorway lane opens – with more to come, 12 September 2008
8 Queensland Cabinent and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Gateway Upgrade delivers seven kilometres of new motorway, 17 July 2009
9 Sydney Morning Herald, Gateway renamed the Southern Cross Way, 17 September 2010
10 Queensland Cabinent and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Demolition begins on old Gateway Motorway Overpass, 2 June 2010

Last updated: 09-Dec-2018 12:19

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